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Definition of dope noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] (informal) a drug that is taken illegally for pleasure, especially cannabis to peddle/smoke dope
  2. 2[uncountable] a drug that is taken by a person or given to an animal to affect their performance in a race or sport The athlete failed a dope test (= a medical test showed that he had taken such drugs).
  3. 3[countable] (informal) a stupid person synonym idiot
  4. 4[uncountable] the dope (on somebody/something) (informal) information on someone or something, especially details that are not generally known Give me the dope on the new boss.
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